Compare 2018 Lexus NX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2018 Lexus NX
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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NX 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300 AWD 22 28 $34,956 $37,385
NX NX 300 F Sport AWD 22 27 $37,192 $39,775
NX NX 300 F Sport FWD 22 28 $35,883 $38,375
NX NX 300 FWD 22 28 $33,647 $35,985
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $36,035 $38,335
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 18 24 $56,172 $60,400
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $52,313 $56,250
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC Coupe 15 22 $68,030 $73,150
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC SUV 16 22 $65,007 $69,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 15 22 $75,098 $80,750
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 27 $43,338 $46,600
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $39,107 $42,050
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 28 $37,247 $40,050
GLC GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $46,491 $49,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,956
$56,172
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,385
$60,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$623 / month
$1007 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Lexus NX is an expressively styled and comfortable compact luxury crossover, but its mix of features faces significant new competitors this year. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
71.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 186.1
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 76
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 64.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.7 17.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.6 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.7 17.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P255/45VR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4050 4140
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 4800 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1650 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 2.25
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus NX Mercedes-Benz GLC
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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